Sunday, October 8, 2017

Belgium suspends PA construction projects after Palestinian school renamed for notorious terrorist

After complaints from Jewish groups, the Belgian government is now dealing with the problem, but will no doubt keep channelling aid to the Palestinians regardeless of the fact that they glorify terrorism.  The Belgian government claims it clueless about the name change.

Related: School built with Belgian aid renamed for mass-murdering terrorist

Via The Algemeiner:
The Belgian government is suspending any efforts to construct or furnish Palestinian schools, after one built with Brussels’ aid was renamed in honor of a mass-murdering terrorist, The Algemeiner has learned. 
Located in the southern West Bank, the school’s controversial name pays homage to Dalal Mughrabi, who led a massacre of 38 people — including 13 children — near Tel Aviv in 1978. Its logo also includes a map erasing Israel, while its Facebook page has posted pictures glorifying Palestinian attackers. 
A plaque at the school, which was first identified by the monitoring group Palestinian Media Watch, notes that it was established with Belgian support. 
Didier Vanderhasselt, a spokesperson for the Belgian foreign ministry, confirmed to The Algemeiner that the school’s construction was supported by the Belgian government between 2012 and 2013.

“When the school building was handed over to the local community in 2013 it was called ‘Beit Awwa Basic Girls School,’ subsequently the name was changed to ‘Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School,’” Vanderhasselt explained. “The Belgian government was unaware of this name change.” 
He added that Belgium “unequivocally condemns the glorification of terrorist attacks,” and “will not allow itself to be associated with the names of terrorists in any way.” 
“Belgium has immediately raised this issue with the Palestinian Authority and is awaiting a formal response,” Vanderhasselt said. “In the meantime Belgium will put on hold any projects related to the construction or equipment of Palestinian schools.”
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